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Socks, NERF blasters and tag… oh my!

Socks, NERF blasters and tag… oh my!

Mary McPheeters, Copy Editor

October 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games, Local Events

Have you noticed a bunch of students running around with NERF blasters in green bandanas for the past week and a half? You’re not imagining things. These students have been playing Humans vs. Zombies (HvZ), a 10-day long, campus-wide game of tag that simulates the zombie apocalypse. The game is abo...

Fall for CWRU with our annual Homecoming weekend

Aura Rossy, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, This Week

Homecoming 2018 When: Oct. 11-14 Where: Case Western Reserve University Join in the festivities of this celebrated tradition that combines alumni reunion and parents weekend, reaching essentially anyone affiliated with the university. Homecoming activities range from academic lectures to so...

East Cleveland Theater opens season No. 50 with dramatic Jekyll and Hyde

East Cleveland Theater opens season No. 50 with dramatic Jekyll and Hyde

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Local Events, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

Fog poured through the darkly lit hall of a 100-year-old church Saturday night, as dark figures stalked through the gloom pursuing evil intentions. Where pews should have stood, rows of theater seating held a sparse audience, enthralled by the tale unfolding before them. It was the second night of the East Clevelan...

A formulaic, yet odd marvel

A formulaic, yet odd marvel

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Top Stories

The release of “Venom” has been plagued by immense scrutiny from many and cautious optimism from some. Such doubts stemmed from its lack of a connection to Spider-Man or the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) due to it being from Sony Picture’s barebones Marvel Universe with a questionable wr...

Author Ben Fountain visits Cleveland

Author Ben Fountain visits Cleveland

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

As a reporter covering the 2016 presidential election for The Guardian, author Ben Fountain found himself up close and personal with the the most confusing and controversial presidential race in recent memory. On Monday night his tour supporting his new book “Beautiful Country Burn Again: Democracy, ...

Playlist of the week

Playlist of the week

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

As the first round of tests, projects and presentations winds to a close, many students may be tempted to turn off their brains and spend the next few weeks doing nothing more mentally stimulating than binge-watching Netflix. Well, binge away: this week’s playlist has all the mental stimulation you ...

“Reckless” asks, “Can you ever really know a person?”

Sunayana Jampanaboyana, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Theatre & Dance

To open the Eldred Theater 2018-19 season, the Case Western Reserve University Department of Theater presented six performances of “Reckless” by Craig Lucas. “Reckless” is a hallmark of postmodern theater with underlying themes of loss and identity. The bizarre chain of events in “Reckless...

CWRU student group 4upz set to release full length project

CWRU student group 4upz set to release full length project

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

Oct. 9 marks two important events for fourth-year student Arik Stewart. It marks his birthday and the release of “Son of October,” the first official project from his eight member art collective 4upz. “It’s a musical project focusing on some of my expression and some of my story,” said Stewart. ...

Best selling authors Judy Blume and Daniel Handler meet at Maltz

Best selling authors Judy Blume and Daniel Handler meet at Maltz

Yvonne Pan, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Poetry & Literature, Top Stories

Two giants of children's literature, Judy Blume and Daniel Handler, the latter who uses the pseudonym Lemony Snicket, met at Maltz Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, Sept. 26. The two came to Cleveland as part of the William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage Series. Their conversation was the hi...

Misterwives plays Veale for UPBeats Fall Concert

Misterwives plays Veale for UPBeats Fall Concert

Aura Rossy, Account Manager

October 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music, Top Stories

As the lights in the Veale Convocation, Recreation and Athletic Center faded out on Saturday, Sept. 29 in anticipation of Misterwives, it became impossible to see over the heads in the crowd. Smoke drifted out from behind a UPBeats sign on stage and gave way to Misterwives as they took in the cheers from...

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